Establishing and operating a world class Red Meat Processing Innovation Centre of Excellence in Australia

The innovation process or translation of research into commercial outcomes in order to increase profit is a major challenge in any industry. The goal of this project was to determine the feasibility of establishing a Red Meat Processing Innovation Centre of Excellence within Australia and identify what form and function it might take.

To address the goal a comprehensive understanding of processing companies’ perceptions of risk and uncertainty around implementation of new technology and drivers that influence adoption and implementation of new technology was assembled. Also it was established what the role of a Red Meat Processing Innovation Centre of Excellence in Australia might be and what is needed to gain support for the establishment of any such centre.